Sedan Former army general Hans-Lothar Domröse made the German decision to deliver main battle tanks to Ukraine along with other nations, Give the welcome. If almost 100 tanks join in the end, do it during the course of the war in the Ukraine “There is a certain difference,” Domröse said on the sidelines of the annual Handelsblatt conference on “Security and Defense” in Berlin.

The announced delivery does not signify the decisive turning point. But at least sporadically, Ukraine could succeed with the promised tanks. Read the full interview here:

Mr. Domröse, how do you rate the decision that Germany now supply battle tanks?
I think it is good that the agonizing decision-making process is over and a good decision has been made for Ukraine.

Is it a decision that will really help Ukraine militarily?
If there really are multiple nations involved and we end up with almost 100 tanks, that makes a bit of a difference. So at least local successes are possible because the tank is fast and technically superior to Russian vehicles.

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Can the leopard be tamed in a short training period?
Anyone who has driven a tank so far must, of course, retrain, but has mastered the basic principle. The same goes for the gunner, he will master it in an intensive four-week course. The Ukrainians have been at war since 2014 and are highly motivated. Logistics is the main issue, spare parts and maintenance.

What about the ammunition?
The industry has said that it can produce ammunition in Germany. She just needs an order.

Do you think it makes sense that with the American Abrams and the Leopard two different tank models are now supplied?
Of course, one tank model for everyone would be ideal, but from a transatlantic perspective it’s not bad if American tank models are now also visible in Ukraine. The move is not reckless at all.

The Abrams was said to be too complicated.
Americans say it’s a bit more complicated. But the logistics and training are not easy for the leopard either. But I have to say with great respect for the Ukrainians – they already have a total general store because each country supplies something different, but they can handle it.

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The armed forces Does it hurt to have to give up tanks now?
If the Leopard 2A6 is delivered now, it will empty out a company somewhere in Germany. It is important that everything that is given away is also replenished so that Ukraine can hold out and retake its country. And the industry says it’s capable of doing that.

Should industry now also be tasked with repairing older tank models, such as the Leopard 1, so that more can be supplied later if necessary?
the rheinmetall-The chief said in his conference yesterday that he did not have enough money to advance it. He needs a job and funds. It is a political decision if we want to offer more than this company.

German Army Tank A6 Leopard 2

“I don’t think the supply of German tanks really influences President Vladimir Putin’s decisions.”


(Photo: dpa)

Delivery of battle tanks will not be enough, they only work in combination with armored vehicles or artillery.
Ukraine is under heavy pressure in the area around Donetsk, Soledar and Bakhmut and is suffering a high number of casualties, around 100 deaths per day. The task now is to stabilize the situation. But at some point, the device that is to come will be shot or broken. That is the great task of politics, to look far away, until autumn or next year. At some point Ukraine will need an armed force anyway, and it has to be equipped with the West.

The long German reluctance was also explained by the argument that under no circumstances should Germany become a party to the war. fear that Russia Could he see the delivery of the battle tank as a reason to further escalate the war?
I do not think that the German supply of tanks really affects the decisions of President Vladimir Putin. We are not a war party, but we are a moral party. We offered Ukraine an EU perspective, Ukraine is fighting for its freedom against an overwhelming aggressor. We all support that and now we must also give Ukraine the means to take back their country.

Does this also include long-range missile systems or fighter jets, as the Ukrainian president demands?
One who is at war and experiences great suffering every day can never have enough support. Let’s hope that politicians will address the question of what is the next level.

More: All developments in the Ukrainian war can be found here on the news blog.

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